• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:

BCT-8 Uniden scanner LTR Trunking

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Forums Veteran
Super Moderator
Dec 16, 2000
Sitting in an airport somewhere
Moved due to wrong forum. The LTR forum is for discussion of the LTR technology. Scanner programming questions are to be asked in either the scanner manufacturer's forum or your local regional forum if the question is system specific. Thanks.


Premium Subscriber
Aug 3, 2004
Tucson, AZ
See the Pima County trunked thread. It’s a hassle, but it can be done. Pima County is a Multi-net system and can’t be monitored with any commercial off the rack scanner.



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Database Admin
Dec 19, 2002
SE of Tucson, AZ
diocommunicationsco said:
I need help with Programming Talk Group ID/SCAN lists for the Pima County Sheriffs Office in Az. I have all the freqs programmed already. Don K7LHR

Short answer - you can't do it with any scanner by itself, even if it's LTR capable. The Pima County Sheriffs Office is on a Multinet-LTR system. The only way it can be monitored is by the use of 2 dedicated radios and a dedicated computer.

If you use the LTR Trunker program, have two radios, one with the data signal output to a computer and the second radio, capable of being controlled by the computer, then you can trunk follow this system. The software can be found in the Wiki.

As a work-around, I've found that if I just put a couple of the frequencies in for a specific "tower", then I can typically follow with a scanner in normal, non-trunking mode, with no delay settings - as long as I'm willing to hit scan, once the voice "activity" stops transmitting on the frequency. It's a lot of work, but worth it, if you are looking for something in particular, i.e. the SO response to your neighbors house

The other thing one could do is put all the INPUT frequencies into the scanner. This will only be worthwhile for those transmissions that are near you. I've done this myself several times and have heard SO while they are working radar on Wentworth Rd. (Yes, I live down the house from you and am jealous of all of your antennas at your place :) )
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